Size: 4"W x 5.5"H x 0.03"D
Year Created: 2018
This is part of a series exploring mindfulness and human psychology.
Figures seem to follow one another through a strange landscape. "Follow" can refer to spatial and temporal relationships, but also to ideas such as understanding and appreciating. To follow in this sense means to pay attention, and paying attention is what leads to mindfulness. The figures in the image create a pattern, but each is slightly different, playing on the fine line between following in the sense of copying or mimicking, versus paying attention and understanding. In one instance, following can lead to mindlessness, and in the other, to mindfulness.
Varied edition etching. *Please note* Image size is actually 4in x 5in (I had to increase the height slightly so the image wouldn't be distorted). Paper size is 7.5in x 10in.
I am an artist and printmaker living in Portland, Oregon. I have always been interested in human psychology and behavior, and I explore this in art. I love traveling and learning about other cultures. Seeing the wide range of human life and possibility inspires me to examine my own life and behavior and to question how we humans construct reality. Although I am often inspired by forms in the world around me, I usually work from internal inspiration, bringing imagery from dreams and the unconscious. My work tends toward the abstract to encourage viewers to collaborate in the art-making by bringing their own meaning to the work, as informed by their own individual experiences. I love when a piece of art or writing can encourage different thoughts depending on what is happening in our lives. To learn more about me and my work, go here: amycrandall.com And please visit and like my page here: facebook.com/amyacrandall